MOBFOOD PPS6 – Authenticity and Traceability

Research and development of methodologies to make explicit the origin and quality of food products.



Decorgel is once again, involved on a major national project taking an active role on the Consortium of MOBFOOD – “Mobilizing scientific and technological knowledge in response to the challenges of the agri-food market”, in association with 43 entities representing the Portuguese Agri-food sector. The project aims to promote new growth strategies based on the sector’s technological and innovative capacities that will lead to new products, services, processes and technologies throughout the value chain. The project’s goals will be achieved by promoting the cooperation between enterprises and research institutions in the three main areas: Food Safety and Sustainability, Food for Health and Well-being and Quality and Safe Food Production. MobFood seeks to have a food industry that manages resources efficiently and is sustainable, interlinked, transparent, resilient, safe and consumer-centric.

On WP6 – “Authenticity and traceability”, Decorgel works together with other companies and research centers in the development of new qualification methodologies of “Alcobaça IGP” apples and “Rocha DOP” pears using new analytical techniques that allow the authenticity validation on these national added value endogenous fruits. With this, aiming the assurance on their traceability and the existing certification methodologies, reinforcing the individuality and exclusivity associated to these national fruits.

This project’s challenges reflect the degree of innovation that we seek to our products, but also the constant vigilance for new methods, ingredients and technologies that allow us to offer better and healthier solutions to our clients, in a responsible, efficient and sustainable way.

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Project Sheet


Project’s Designation | MOBFOOD – Mobilizing scientific and technological knowledge in response to the challenges of the agri-food market

Project’s Code | 24524

Operation Code | POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024524 LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-024524



Fábrica de Conservas “A Poveira”, S.A.

Fromageries Bel Portugal

BLC3 Evolution, Lda.

Matadouro Central de Entre Douro e Minho S.A.

Cerealis Produtos Alimentares S.A.

Decorgel – Produtos Alimentares S.A.

FoodinTech Lda.

Frulact – Indústria Agro Alimentar S.A.

ICM – Indústrias de Carnes do Minho, S.A.

INOVA+ – Innovation Services, S.A.

I.T.S. – Indústria Transformadora de Subprodutos S.A.

Mendes Gonçalves, S.A.

Olano Logistica de Frio, Lda.

Sebol – Comércio e Indústria de Sebo S.A.

Sense Test – Sociedade de Estudos de Análise Sensorial a Produtos Alimentares, Lda.

Sonae Center Serviços II, S.A.

Greenyard Logistics Portugal – Logística e Transportes, S.A.

Vitacress Portugal, S.A.

Vizelpas – Comércio de Artigos Plásticos, Lda.

CATAA – Associação Centro de Apoio Tecnológico Agroalimentar

CIIMAR – Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica

Laboratório Ibérico Internacional de Nanotecnologia

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, I.P.

Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Instituto Superior Técnico

Pólo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros

INTEGRALAR – Intervenção de Excelência no sector Agro-Alimentar

Universidade de Aveiro

Universidade de Coimbra

Universidade do Minho

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro


Aproval Date | 24.07.2017

Start Date | 01.12.2017

Conclusion Date | 31.05.2021

Total elegible investment | 7.021.739,21 €

European Union financial support through FEDER | 4.547.393,15 €

MOBFOOD: Mobilizing scientific and technological knowledge in response to the challenges of the agri-food market. MOBFOOD project aims to respond the challenges related to the promotion of a more competitive national food industry. It will promote new growth strategies based on the enhancement of technological capacity, innovation and R&D aimed at obtaining new products, services, processes or technologies, acting along the entire value chain and reinforcing collaboration between the business and not business sectors. The food sector is intended to be sustainable, fully integrated, interconnected, transparent, resilient, secure, resource efficient and consumer focused. The aim is to achieve these objectives through the implementation of solutions in three main pillars: “Food Security and Sustainability”, “Food for Health and Well-being” and “Food Safety and Quality”, materializing in research and development of new processes, products or services.